Hope Town, Quebec

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Hope Town
Municipality
Location within Bonaventure RCM.
Location within Bonaventure RCM.
Hope Town is located in Eastern Quebec
Hope Town
Hope Town
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°03′N 65°10′W / 48.050°N 65.167°W / 48.050; -65.167Coordinates: 48°03′N 65°10′W / 48.050°N 65.167°W / 48.050; -65.167[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
RCM Bonaventure
Settled 1768
Constituted November 21, 1936
Named for Henry Hope
Government[2]
 • Mayor Linda McWhirter
 • Federal riding Gaspésie—
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
 • Prov. riding Bonaventure
Area[2][3]
 • Total 51.10 km2 (19.73 sq mi)
 • Land 50.11 km2 (19.35 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 344
 • Density 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 0.9%
 • Dwellings 179
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0C 3C1
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 132
Website www.municipalite
hopetown.com

Hope Town is a municipality in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of the province of Quebec in Canada. Despite its name, the place does not have a "town" (ville) status.

History[edit]

In 1768, the first pioneer arrived, a certain Duncan McRae, a soldier of the Seaforth Highlanders and native of Dundee in Scotland. His friend and fellow soldier John Ross, who served in General Wolfe's army, is thought to be the one that attributed the name "Hope" to the place. In 1786, a wave of Loyalists followed and the village was really established.[1]

In 1936, the place separated from Hope Township and was incorporated as the Municipality of Hope East. In 1953, it was renamed to Hope Town.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Hope Town, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 344 (-0.9% from 2006) 347 (+2.1% from 2001)
Land area: 50.11 km2 (19.35 sq mi) 50.11 km2 (19.35 sq mi)
Population density: 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi) 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
Median age: 52.7 (M: 52.1, F: 53.5) 47.3 (M: 47.3, F: 47.2)
Total private dwellings: 179 173
Median household income: $50,325 $39,626
References: 2011[3] 2006[4] earlier[5]
Historical Census Data - Hope Town, Quebec[6]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 376 —    
1996 371 −1.3%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 340 −8.4%
2006 347 +2.1%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 344 −0.9%

Language[edit]

Mother tongue:[7]

  • English as first language: 47%
  • French as first language: 53%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hope Town (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Hope Town". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "Hope Town census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-23.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cp2011" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ "Hope Town community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-23.